Get Crafty this Fall with Ready Mix Concrete: DIY Projects for Home Decor

August 31, 2023

As temperatures dip and we spend more time inside, what better way to rejuvenate our living spaces than with a touch of DIY? Standard Materials Group presents a unique spin on fall decor – with ready mix concrete.

Why Ready-Mix Concrete?

You might be wondering, “Why use ready mix concrete for home decor?” Well, ready mix concrete isn’t just for sidewalks and driveways. When used creatively, this versatile material can be the cornerstone of some amazing DIY projects. It’s durable, easily moldable, and lends a rustic charm that perfectly complements the fall aesthetic.

Concrete Candle Holders

What You’ll Need:

· Ready mix concrete

· Molds (silicone or plastic)

· Tealight candles or candle wicks


· Prepare the ready-mix concrete as per instructions.

· Pour the mixture into molds, leaving space in the center for the candle.

· Allow it to set. This might take anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on the size and shape of your mold.

· Once dried, gently remove the concrete candle holder from the mold. Insert the tealight candle or fix the candle wick in the center.

These concrete candle holders make a lovely centerpiece or a cozy addition to your fireplace mantle.

Concrete Coasters

What You’ll Need:

· Ready mix concrete

· Coaster molds (circular or square)

· Felt pads (optional)


· Prepare your ready-mix concrete.

· Pour the concrete mixture into coaster molds.

· Allow them to dry thoroughly.

· After removal, if you’d like, affix felt pads to the bottom to avoid scratching your furniture.

Not only are these coasters practical, but they also add a modern and sleek touch to your living room.

Concrete Planters

What You’ll Need:

· Ready mix concrete

· Two nesting containers (to create the mold)

· Plants of your choice


· Mix the ready-mix concrete until it has a smooth consistency.

· Pour the mixture into the larger container and press the smaller container into the center, creating a space for your plant.

· Allow it to set completely.

· Remove the planters from the molds and plant your chosen greenery.

These planters are perfect for succulents or small indoor plants. They can bring life to your indoor spaces while maintaining a minimalist charm.

Tips for Working with Ready Mix Concrete:

· Safety First: Always wear gloves and a mask. Ready mix concrete can irritate the skin and you don’t want to breathe in the dust.

· Consistency is Key: Ensure your concrete mixture is neither too watery nor too thick. This will guarantee smooth finishes and easy molding.

· Get Creative: The projects above are just a starting point. Let your imagination soar and come up with even more fantastic fall decor ideas.

Fall is the perfect time to bring a touch of the outdoors in. With ready-mix concrete, not only can you create practical pieces, but you also have the means to craft stylish, durable home decor that can last for years. So, roll up those sleeves, get crafty, and give your home a concrete touch this season.

Standard Materials Group encourages DIY enthusiasts to share their creations. Share pictures of your ready-mix concrete projects on social and inspire others to get crafty this fall!